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21st of May 2019

9 Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips for Families Impacted by Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

(May 21, 2019):  With AAA projecting nearly 43 million Americans to travel this Memorial Day weekend, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important tips to families traveling with someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness. “Traveling can still be enjoyable for families affected by Alzheimer’s, but adaptations may need to be […]

1st of May 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Brain Health Tips to Seniors for Older Americans Month

(May 1, 2019)– With Older Americans Month beginning today, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing brain health and healthy aging tips to seniors for use during May and throughout the year. “Seniors are a valuable part of our communities. As we recognize them during Older Americans Month, it’s important to highlight steps that […]

17th of April 2019

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Those We Love With Dementia, Alzheimer’s

(April 16, 2019)—Wondering how to make Mother’s Day special for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s? “It’s about the here and now that matters most for people with dementia, the moment we create today or the moments we can reminisce about,” says Molly Fisher, LCSW, Director of Education and Social Services at the Alzheimer’s […]

9th of April 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: 5 Ways Baseball is a Home Run for Brain Health

(April 9, 2019)— Baseball is more than just the national pastime; it can also be a useful tool to exercise your brain. With baseball season in full swing, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging everyone to play ball. “Baseball stimulates cognitive functions, promotes social interaction and helps relieve stress, all of which are […]

21st of March 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Proposes Recommendations to Increase Healthier Outcomes, Delay Placements in Nursing Home Settings

People Living with Alzheimer’s Hospitalized 2-3 Times More Often as Others the Same Age; More Than Half of All Nursing Home Residents Have Alzheimer’s NEW YORK (March 21, 2019)—In anticipation of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rates tripling to nearly 14 million by 2060, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has submitted five legislative proposals to the […]

14th of March 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Earns Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 5th Consecutive Year

Only 11% of Charities Have Earned Charity Navigator’s Top Rating 5 Years in a Row (March 11, 2019)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for a 5th consecutive year in recognition of its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 11% of charities evaluated by Charity […]

28th of February 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Urges Trump Administration to Increase Alzheimer’s Research Funding

(February 28, 2019)- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) urged President Trump’s administration to continue funding the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by investing an additional $350 million in federal Alzheimer’s research funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.   Alzheimer’s disease is a public health epidemic affecting more than 5 million Americans, a number the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

12th of February 2019

Love, Care and Relationships: Ways for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s to Reconnect on Valentine’s Day and Throughout the Year

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering helpful information about ways families affected by Alzheimer’s disease can celebrate the love and care they have for one another and strengthen their relationships. “Love and care are important to all of us,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president and CEO.  “When […]

15th of January 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2019 National Educating America Tour Events

 Third Year of Multi-Year Tour to Educate Communities About Alzheimer’s Disease (January 15, 2019)—  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced the 2019 stops for its Educating America Tour, a multi-year program which brings information about Alzheimer’s disease, brain health and dementia caregiving directly into communities.  The tour visits states across the country to raise […]

2nd of January 2019

BOLD New Action to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Applauds New Federal Law to Combat Alzheimer’s January 2, 2019  – Upon the signing of the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (BOLD) into law, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization that provides support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s […]